Unlike androstadienone or any other androstene, the mixture of androstenol and androsterone has been shown to cause changes in women’s flirtatious behavior and in their self-reported level of attraction to the man wearing the mixture
I enjoy incorporating concepts that others think I don’t understand into responses that reflect my understanding – as I hope will be the case with the notion of ancestral and derived traits.
Whether it is called tuning, calibration, control, or standardization, the direct effect of chemical stimuli on intracellular signaling and gene expression occurs as other sensory input is processed. Simply put, cause and effect are directly linked to chemical stimuli and gene expression at the same time other sensory input is processed.
The honeybee is a model organism for understanding the epigenetic link from food odors and social odors to neural networks of the mammalian brain, which ultimately determine human behavior.
Nothing that I know about molecular biology indicates that epigenetic effects of non-olfactory/pheromonal stimuli directly impact the HPA axis or HPG axis of mammals, or that visual input plays a primary role in the sexual behavior of any species from microbes to man.
The molecular biology of how nutrient chemicals calibrate the survival of individuals and how the metabolism of nutrients to pheromones that standardizes and controls species survival appears to link the nature and nurture of receptor-mediated behavioral development across species.
Shall we use the honeybee as a model for the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input across species from microbes to man?
The model is the same for the development of species specific behaviors that depend on proper nutrition and nutrient metabolism to species specific pheromones.
“When you see that at the cellular level, you realize that the brain can change because of experience.”
Are others willing to simply skip from asexual reproduction in microbial cells to the biologically based evolution of human language sans sexual reproduction; the mammalian placenta; and de novo genes required for the evolution of human intelligence, consciousness, and our cultural processes?